Tolkien Gateway

Olwë

(Difference between revisions)
Line 39: Line 39:
 
{{familytree | | | | | | | | }}
 
{{familytree | | | | | | | | }}
 
{{familytree/end}}
 
{{familytree/end}}
 
==Inflection==
 
{{qya-decl-e|num=sg2|Olw}}
 
  
 
{{sequence
 
{{sequence
Line 48: Line 45:
 
  |list=Lord of the [[Falmari]]
 
  |list=Lord of the [[Falmari]]
 
}}  
 
}}  
==References==
+
 
<small><references/></small>
+
{{references}}
 
{{DEFAULTSORT:Olwe}}
 
{{DEFAULTSORT:Olwe}}
 
[[Category:Falmari]]
 
[[Category:Falmari]]
 
[[Category:House of Olwë| ]]
 
[[Category:House of Olwë| ]]
 
[[Category:Quenya names]]
 
[[Category:Quenya names]]

Revision as of 20:54, 19 February 2010

"Who told you, and who sent you?" — Gandalf
This article or section needs more/new/more-detailed sources to conform to a higher standard and to provide proof for claims made.
Olwë in Beleriand
Olwë
Falmar/Falas elf
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of the Teleri/Alqualondë
BirthFirstborn at Cuiviénen[source?]
DeathDid not die
Family
SpouseUnknown
ChildrenEärwen
Physical Description
GenderMale
Hair colorWhite

Olwë (Q, pron. [ˈolwe]) was king of the Teleri in Aman, also known as the Falmari. He was younger brother of Elwë, King of the Sindar. He may have had a second brother, Elmo.

History

Elwë and Olwë were both lords of the third clan of the Elves, the later Teleri, and together they lead their people from Cuiviénen to the West:

"Two lords they had, for their numbers were very great: Elwë Singollo, which signifies Greymantle, and Olwë his brother. The hair of Olwë was long and white, and his eyes were blue; but the hair of Elwë was grey as silver, and his eyes were as stars; he was the tallest of all the Elven-folk."
― "Of the Coming of the Elves"[1]

However, during a long wait in Beleriand Elwë disappeared. After years of searching, Olwë grew impatient, and led the greater part of the Teleri to Valinor, on the insistence of the Vala Ulmo.

Olwë became Lord of the island of Tol Eressëa, where the Teleri built a great number of cities, and grew in number. When they finally came to Eldamar some centuries later, Olwë became king of Alqualondë. His daughter Eärwen married Finarfin son of Finwë and later King of the Noldor in Valinor. Besides Eärwen, Olwë had several sons.

Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Melian
 
Elwë
 
OLWË
 
Elmo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lúthien
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Finarfin
 
Eärwen
 
 
 
sons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Finrod
 
Angrod
 
Aegnor
 
Galadriel
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Preceded by:
none
Lord of the Falmari Followed by:
incumbent

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Morgoth's Ring, "Of the Coming of the Elves", page 163